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Minorities In Film & TV: Shuckin' N Jivin' Or Paving The Way?

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The Jaded NYer

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This segment will focus on all minorities in film & television- what their responsibilities, if any, are to their fans and race, if they're 'shuckin n jivin' or breaking barriers, paving a way for the next generation, and if any portrayal is better than NO portrayal. Is it okay to feed the stereotypes as long as we see faces of color on the screen?
Specifically I want to discuss movies like Soul Plane and Friday, Tyler Perry Films, actors from Asia who are relegated to action/kung-fu movies, and actors like John Lequizamo who can do so much more than he does but doesn't, while his latina counterparts settle for sexpot roles.
This topic is so important to me that we're streaming LIVE for an extra half hour with my guest co-host, journalist and blogger Ms. Smarty Jones. So tune in- you know you want to!!

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